If you were hoping to casually visit Verizon stores on July 10 to get what the rest of the cool tech geeks are using, prepare to be disappointed and come home empty handed. It seems Big Red has delayed the launch of the phone by two days, with July 12 now set as the new date for its availability. The delay is not the end of the world, but for some folks, it might be a good enough reason to do some carrier hopping and get their Samsung Galaxy S3 fix elsewhere.
The good news is the delay doesn’t seem to affect those who maintain an attitude of expecting for the worst (delayed release) from Verizon by pre-ordering the Galaxy S3 since way back when. As we’ve reported a couple of days back, some lucky folks have already gotten their Galaxy S3 shipped as early as July 5, though some are reporting that they won’t receive theirs until the 10th.
While Verizon didn’t mention on its website the reason for the delay, we can probably put it down as the overwhelming pre-order demand for the phone.
In case you missed it the first time around, Verizon will be shipping its version of Samsung Galaxy S3 with a locked bootloader. This shouldn’t be a point of concern for mainstream customers, but it may pose problems for those who like to tinker with their phones. We’re pretty sure help is on the way from the usual suspects at XDA-developers, though.
Will the delay and locked bootloader combo put you off from getting Samsung Galaxy S3 on Verizon?